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Unity march

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Kids participating in march

Matthew Wollner, Adam Wollner, Vincent Wollner, Andrew Sedaris, Christopher Sedaris, Ella Sedaris and Charlotte Eshelman all participated in the march. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Hundreds of Bellaire residents of all ages, ethnicities and ideologies gathered by the gazebo in Zindler Park for the Bellaire Unity March, standing in solidarity for justice and equality. This citizen-organized event was a response to the killing of George Floyd. Event organizers Sneha Bhavsar, Sonu Mathew, Katharine Gratwick, Whitney Guarisco and Swati Narayan put together a family-friendly event that began with a one-mile march from City Hall and culminated with speeches by Bellaire High School students and a communal singing of Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me.” A proposal for the event, signed by more than 100 Bellaire residents, had been sent to the city. Bellaire police Chief Byron Holloway said it was the police department’s duty to respect the citizens’ constitutional right to voice their concerns. Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg made opening remarks, highlighting justice, equality and inclusiveness as “Bellaire values.” Pictured, participating in the march, are (from left) Matthew Wollner, Adam Wollner, Vincent Wollner, Andrew Sedaris, Christopher Sedaris, Ella Sedaris and Charlotte Eshelman. For more, see “Bellaire Residents Unite for Justice” by Pooja Salhotra.

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